Research Doctorate

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Eligibility/admission requirements

PhD applicants must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • an Italian degree known as “Laurea specialistica" or "Laurea magistrale”, or an Italian degree awarded prior to Ministerial Decree D.M. no. 509/99, as amended by D.M. no. 270/04;
  • a foreign academic qualification awarded abroad if recognized as equivalent ("equipollenza");
  • a foreign academic qualification awarded abroad which is comparable for its duration, level and academic field to the Italian degree which grants access to the PhD Programme. Suitability of the candidate’s academic qualification for enrolment on the PhD Programme shall be assessed by the Examining Board, in compliance with the relevant laws in force in Italy and in the country where the qualification was awarded as well as with international treaties or agreements on the recognition of qualifications.
Some PhD Programmes may require specific degree qualifications. For more information, please read the relevant attachment to the Notice of Competition (“Admission”).

Application for admission to the selection

The admission procedure is online only, therefore applicants need to upload the required documents.

Applicants must submit their Degree certificates or diplomas (Master's degree or equivalent and - if required by the Programme - Bachelor's degree) and the relevant Transcripts of Records.
Should the language of the certificates be other than English, the candidate shall upload a translation in English or Italian. At this stage, the translation may be made by the candidate himself/herself, who undertakes full responsibility for the truthfulness and the conformity with the original document.
It is in the best interest of the candidatse to provide any other useful items for the purpose of assessment, especially if the education system of the country where the qualification was awarded is not comparable with the Italian one (e.g. Diploma Supplement, syllabi, “dichiarazione di valore”, etc.).
The Examining Board may ask the candidates to provide further details and documents, should it be necessary for the assessment of their eligibility

Application for enrolment

On enrolment, the successful candidates shall submit the legalized documents of the items uploaded at the time of their application for admission.

If the certificates were issued in a country which is party to the Haye Convention of 5th October 1961, they must bear the Apostille stamp from the local authorities (instead of the legalization).
The documents issued in some European countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Germany, Latvia) are exempt both from legalization and Apostille.

Informazioni aggiornate al: 27.5.2019 alle ore 10:45